North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos coach Scott Gowans admits he isn't looking any further than the first quarter of their must-win encounter with Fremantle on Saturday.
The Roos need to win to make the AFLW finals in their first year of existence, but the second-placed side will be overtaken by the third-placed Dockers in Conference A if they fail at Fremantle Oval, but Gowans said his thought patterns hadn't gone beyond that contest despite what will be at stake.
"All we are focusing on is that first quarter and we'll reset after that, we won't be looking any further than that,'' he said on Thursday.
"Last week (in the win over Collingwood) we had a huge focus on handball receives and we had 60 for the game and that was a season high for us and we want to beat that again, so you are almost trying to have that philosophy of whatever happens inside the contest, hopefully we win it, but the concentration for us will be what happens on the outside run from behind.
"Although Fremantle will get the ball a number of times because they are a good side and kick it their way and get their ball movement going, what that does do is open up opportunities going the other way when we turn it over.
"The key stat will be time in forward half, as if we have the ball in possession more than they do, and our time in our forward half is pretty good, we are a pretty efficient side, so that will put us in pretty good stead.
"All our training is set up up around the ball movement out of the stoppages, but we won't mention the situation of the conferences or what might happen, it is all about making sure we get off to a good start."
Of his Tasmanian contingent, Clarence's Nicole Bresnehan returns to the team replacing Bethany Lynch, joining Daria Bannister and Brittany Gibson in the starting line-up.
Wynyard's Emma Humphries is an emergency.
Other Tasmanians selected include Jessica Wuetschner at Brisbane, with Ellyse Gamble (Western Bulldogs) and Courtney Webb (Carlton) named on extended benches for Sunday's match. Brooke Patterson has been dropped by Melbourne.